Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm PST
if this environment, that is not to make things rougher for workers by hiking taxes on the well-to-do. i am over simplifying this, chris van hollen is joining me from the house of representatives, a prominent democrat. >>guest: what we are talking about here in washington, is trying to extend middle class tax cuts, to ask high income individuals to pay a little bit more to reduce our deficit because if they don't pay anymore, it means that seniors on medicare are going do have to pay a lot more and they will have lets to invest in our infrastructure and roads. it is a fight for the middle class. unions form to bargain for better wages and working conditions for workers that is why they are there. this law they are about to pass in michigan, undermines their ability to do that. >>neil: how if it gives workers a chance to say you want to be in a union or not? >>guest: it creates a free rider problem and republicans in most cases don't like free riders. i don't think anyone should. what it says is, the unions --. >>neil: but democrats don't feel --. >>guest: we don't want free riders.
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
creates an environment where people can say, they are choosing to join a union because the unions put a value proposition to make it worthwhile and if they are not providing value someone should be forced to choose so i view this as pro worker legislation. >>neil: governor, this woman's remarks went viral soon after she said them, a council woman in detroit talking about the post obama election envice president, i am sure you are familiar, but if you are not, please respond to this. >> after the election of jimmy carter, we had young and he went to washington, dc and he came back home with some bacon. young did. that is what you do. that is what you do. our people in an overwhelmingly matter supported the re-election of this president and there ought be to a quid pro quo and we ought to exercise leadership on that. not just that, but why not? >>neil: what do you thing 1/2? >>guest: it is unfortunate. that is one council woman's comments. a challenge in detroit the city council and the mayor have not been on the same page. they are running out of time. they have been in a financial crisi
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm PST
response to the environment but the thing that's more nostalgic to me is the last step. because i started up the ladder and i looked down at my final footprint, and i knew i wasn't going back. i started up the ladder and i was looking for that proverbial freeze button because i wanted to keep this moment going. when i left the surface of the moon, i almost felt as if -- my arm was long enough, i could reach out and tuck it under my space suit and bring it home and say look at it. when you look at the earth hanging on the wall in a picture, the picture we took of the earth, you don't see what i saw. >> that's beautiful. >> we had to leave, it was time to leave. i asked myself what did it mean to us, to humankind this we have now left this planet and called another planet our home. not just my steps and my three days but what did it mean that we did this? what does it mean to future generations, what does it mean 50 or 100 years from now? i can only imagine people dreamed of the stars and going there some day. we did. >> hipty hoppe and over the hill. >> flat broke, deep in debt, the argume